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naeycThe program is accredited by the National Association
for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC).

The Infant Toddler Enrichment Center is an educational child care center for children 3 months to 2.9 years.

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to all families from Canton and its surrounding towns. Employees of the Mass Hospital School, Enable, Inc., Canton public school employees and siblings of children enrolled in other Cole-Harrington programs are given priority.

The program offers scholarships for families with incomes below 85% of the state median income.

Funding is available through state contracts with the Department of Early Education and Care to support the inclusion of children from low-income families and children at-risk for abuse and neglect.

The program actively collaborates with early intervention programs and local public schools to address the special education needs of all children.

STAFF INFORMATION

The program is dedicated to ongoing staff development and program planning. The on-site program coordinator holds a M.S. in Early Intervention and serves as a mentor to her staff. She supervises graduate level students from Wheelock College placed at the center who are pursuing a career with the birth to three population. The program employs six Early Education and Care (EEC) certified infant/toddler teachers who have or are pursuing bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in early childhood education or related fields, three assistant teachers, and part-time student aides from the community. Each of the three classrooms is staffed by two teachers and an assistant. The program also includes a social worker to support staff efforts to meet the needs of children and families referred to the program by the Department of Children & Families and teen parents. A child psychologist is also available for monthly consultation.